Hemp Policy Presentation

The Laboratory Guild is proud to present a talk by David Heldreth, founder and CEO of Panacea Plant Sciences and Science Officer for True Terpenes, on May 23 at the Rain Incubator in Tacoma.

Panacea Plant Sciences is an agricultural biotechnology company developing a portfolio of cultivation and formulation intellectual property around the cannabis plant. A background in biology and journalism drive Heldreth’s desire to develop new technology and inform the public.

Heldreth has developed patent-pending technologies to stimulate the production of terpenes and cannabinoids in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. Heldreth and Panacea Plant Sciences have secured a 9-acre hemp cultivation and processing campus and Washington State hemp cultivation, processing and marketing licenses.

He’s an expert on the various laws from the Farm Bill to the FD&C Act that affects the way hemp and cannabis are allowed to be cultivated, processed and even used under federal and state laws. Heldreth recently helped have language stating “the whole hemp plant may be used as food” inserted into Washington State Hemp Bill SB5276 which secures a pathway to food use for hemp products.

Heldreth brings this knowledge and background to his work guiding True Terpenes through the scientific and regulatory landscapes. True Terpenes focuses on providing flavor solutions for cannabis, food, beverage, cosmetics and beyond. They specialize in utilizing isolated botanical terpenes to recreate the flavor, taste, and aroma of the cannabis plant.

At the national level Heldreth is slated to testify at the FDA hearing on the use of cannabis and its derivatives for use in food, cosmetics and more on May 31.

Heldreth will present a review of the current regulations of cannabis and hemp at the federal and state levels including a preview of the slideshow he will be presenting the FDA. The discussion will review laws and regulations relating to cultivation, processing, food use, and analytical testing.

What: Open Membership Meeting
When: May 23, 2019, at 4:30 pm
Where: RAIN Incubator – 2304 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402